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Stucco building science – Hayward CA – Climate Zone 3C

HMSvictory | Posted in General Questions on

Hi Building Friends,


I’m looking for some help confirming the details for the siding for my property. I happened to ask ChatGPT for a complete stucco solution for a new construction residential I’m building in Hayward CA – Climate Zone 3.


I wanted to run some of the details by you guys. 


ChatGPT came with the below:

OSB Sheathing

Weather Barrier – HydroGap Drainable HouseWrap

Rigid Foam Insulation – XPS / Polysio – Tape seams insulation tape

Install FlatWrap HouseWrap – Second Layer Weather (Optional)

Furring Strips installation

Insect Screen installation – secure to furring strips

Weep Screed Installation install the bottom of the wall and level and below the sheathing

Slicker Rainscreen Installation install over furring strips

Metal Lath Installation

Stucco Application – Scratch , Brown and Finish Coat



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